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to their country and are in her words at the heart of what makes america great and good. president obama vowed to give -- bring their killers to justice. >> the united states of america will never retreat to the world, we will never stop working for the dignity and freedom that every person deserves, whatever their creed, whatever their faith. that's the essence of american leadership. that's the spirit that sets us apart from other nations. this was their work in benghazi and this is the work we will carry on. >> president obama today talking of the mission that so many americans do and what four american died doing. we put them front and center tonight. ambassador christopher stevens, sean smith, glen doherty and tyrone woods. joining me on the phone is ambassador stevens' stepfather. i am so sorry for your loss and please extend our condolences to your entire family. what do you want people to know about your stepson? >> well, i think what you learn today, it tells me what his legacy was at the anderson air force base when the caskets were brought back, 800 members of the state department w
distortion that will not seem to die. the false claim that president obama is trying to take the work requirement out of welfare. in fact, mitt romney breathed new life into it just a few hours ago right here on cnn. the other day on "60 minutes" president obama said some of his campaign ads quote, go overboard. well, today in ohio, cnn's jim acosta asked mitt romney if he was willing to make a similar admission about his ads. here's an extended portion of that interview. >> just the other day, you said the president has been trying to fool people with his ads and his speeches about your record, but fact checkers have also taken issue with your ads. haven't you also played fast and loose with the facts from time to time? >> we've been absolutely spot-on and any time there's anything that's been amiss, we correct it or remove it. the president, on the other hand -- >> even the welfare ad? >> absolutely. look, it has been shown time and again that the president's effort to take work requirement out of welfare is a calculated move, the same thing he did with regards to food stamps. he to
visited louisiana today to survey the damage. president obama will head there monday. and louisiana governor bobby jindal said that both are welcome, but there is no time for partisan politics right now, because the focus is on cleaning up as floodwaters are starting to recede and revealing the extent of the damage. john zarrella joins me now live with the latest. john, explain where you are and what you are seeing. >> anderson, we are in thecity of ameet in louisiana. that is the tangipahoa river, and now people living within miles of the banks of the taken -- tangipahoa river were ordered to evac wait, but positive news to report. they are pumping the water out of the lake and appears that cutting a hole in the dam may no longer be necessary. this is just one of the many lingers effects from hurricane isaac. >> reporter: hurricane isaac descended on louisiana tuesday night nearly seven days to the day that hurricane katrina struck. isaac wasn't such a monster, but it was still a killer. parked on top of louisiana, mississippi and parts of alabama. hundreds had to be rescued. what
obama said today. >> today we learned that after losing around 800,000 jobs a month when i took office, business once again added jobs for the 30th month in a row. a total of more than 4.6 million jobs. but that's not good enough. we know it's not good enough. we need to create more jobs faster. >> to be fair, the president acknowledged today and has consistently acknowledged there's still work to do. we need more jobs and faster. what he said today echoed a mantra that came up over and over. the addition of new jobs every month for more than two years. to the tune of 4.5 million jobs. >> we've since created 4.5 million private sector jobs in the past 29 months. >> this past july, the economy added 172,000 jobs. the 29th consecutive month of private sector job gains. >> 4.5 million. >> 4.5 million. >> 4.5 million new jobs. >> president obama, plus 4.5 million. congressional republicans, zero. >> over and over, the president, democratic leaders, talked about 4.5 million jobs. what they don't want to talk about is the kind of jobs that have been added. jobs have been created. but more th
about president obama voters when he didn't think the cameras were rolling. a camera rolling and "mother jones" magazine got the video. >> there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. all right, there are 47% of them who are with him, who are depend enon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has to take care of them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, you name it. that's an entitlement. he starts off with a huge number. these are people who pay no income tax. >> we got these clips from "mother jones" magazine. the romney campaign has not denied the substance of what's in the tapes. in the tape you hear romney saying my job is to not worry about those people, he'd never convince them. he also joked he'd have a better shot if his father, george romney, had been mexican. the question now, does the playing of this tape hurt or help his chances? gop strategist ari fleischer and paul begala and on the phone, cnn's jim acosta. paul, you say this is potentially devastating blow for the romney
cain is a long-time supporter of freedom for libya. he supported president obama's actions to remove gadhafi. he's been critical of how the administration has handled the benghazi aftermath. we spoke earlier today. take a look. wh do you make of the response by the administration in the early days of ambassador rice and now what they're saying now, they're now saying it was a terrorist attack. the president did use the word terror early on in the rose garden, but we heard from ambassador rice, who is saying link this to the video. what do you see as going on? >> i see a fundamental misunderstanding in the larger picture and then on the smaller picture. in the smaller picture they were either incredibly naive or willfully deceiving the american people. i don't know which. but to think an attack of this nature with heavy weapons, mortars, and a very sophisticated direct fire and indirect fire, that somehow that could be the result of a spontaneous demonstration is just impossible for me to understand. >> let me just throw in a third option, though, which supporters of the administration would say,
that speech, on the cbs evening news, president obama also had sharp words for mitt romney, who's come under fire from democrats and some republicans for his statements lashing out at the obama administration's response to the attacks in benghazi and cairo. statements that whatever you believe about american foreign policy are simply not factual. we'll get to the battle over that in a moment. first we do want to focus on the attacks themselves, what happened last night and what is happening right now with the latest information we have. again, you're looking at live pictures now from cairo. as we said, breaking news both in libya and cairo to tell you about. yesterday's all-out assault on the american embassy may be over but the fighting around it continues tonight in cairo. the compound now ringed with security forces, egyptian security forces who are reportedly using tear gas and about 500 protesters gathering at a mosque in nearby tahrir square. those are the images you're seeing. amid all that, we're also learning more details, pretty bizarre stuff, about that video that seems to have li
of president obama's speech. >> around the world, we've reasserted our power across the pacific and stood up to china on behalf of our workers. from berma to libya to south sudan, we have advanced the rights and dignity of all human beings. meand women, christians and muslims and jews. but for all the progress we've made, challenges remain. terrorist plots must be disrupted. europe's crisis must be contained. our commitment to israel's security must not waver, and neither must our pursuit of peace. the historic change sweeping across the arab world must not be defined by the hate of extremists, but ordinary people who are reaching for the same rights that we celebrate here today. so now we have a choice. my opponent and his running mate are new to foreign policy. but from all we've seen and heard, they want to take us back to an era of blustering and blundering that cost america so dearly. you don't call russia our number one enemy, not al qaeda, russia unless you're still stuck in a cold war mind war. you might not be ready for diplomacy with beijing if you can't visit the olympics without
-- as you pointed out, i help the pro obama super pac. and these are the two narratives on romney we're trying to push. first, that he doesn't care about the middle class. well, thanks for the help, mitt. in the latest cnn poll, by the way, before this gaffe, president obama had a 20-point lead over mitt romney in the question of who is more in touch with the concerns of the middle class. so it hurts there, hurts on the second front. there's a tax policy study that the democrats have been pushing, president clinton referred to it in his convention speech in charlotte. and it says in order to give big tax cuts for the rich, mitt romney's going to have to raise taxes on the middle class. well, when you're claiming to wealthy people that 47% of americans don't pay federal income tax, i think a lot of those people, retirees, working class folks are going to listen to that and think, gee, i guess the democrats are right, i guess he does want to raise taxes on the middle class in order to help the rich. this helps the democrats in two important ways. >> ari, it's not just someone like paul
john mccain supported president obama's action to oust moammar khadafy and the president's steps taken since then. i spoke to senator mccain earlier today. senator mccain, a source familiar with the ambassador's thinking toll us in the months before his death he talked about being worried about the never-ending security threats in bengha benghazi, the threats he was facing and growing al qaeda presence and mentioned being on an al qaeda hit list. and he said in june to a journalist, maybe you should head east to benghazi to the situation there which appears the be heating up. given what we are learning about the concerns that he had, does it make sense to you the small level of security that he apparently had with him? >> it doesn't make any sense. and i'll tell you what else doesn't make any sense, the white house spokesman, secretary of state and ambassador to the u.n. stating categorically that it was not a terrorist attack when obviously it had all the earmarks of a terrorist attack, including rocket-propelled grenades, heavy weapons an a well carried out military operation. and wh
won't vote for him. president obama and mitt romney reacted today and there are new details about how the tape came to light as well as the connection to a former president, president jimmy carter, who mr. romney takes great pleasure comparing to president obama. we'll talk to his grandson, james carter iv who helped find and release the tape, but most important, there simply is more of the tape to see tonight. last night, you'll recall mr. romney in that late night press conference made a request. watch. >> by the way, whoever has released the snippets, i would certainly appreciate if they would release the whole tape so we could see all of it. >> today, the magazine "mother jones" was happy to oblige that request. they did just that, they released the whole tape. that means tonight there's more material for opponents to attack and more for supporters to rally behind and you will hear from both sides tonight. keeping them honest, the tape reveals more instances mitt romney saying one thing in public and another behind closed doors. people have been buzzing all day about something mr.
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